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Launch of New COAR Website

*** Apologies for cross-posting ***

*Launch of New COAR Website

The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) is pleased 
to announce the launch of its new website at: 
http://www.coar-repositories.org. The website includes fresh 
content, added Web2.0 functionality, and an updated look and 

The site reflects a great deal of input from members. In 
particular, it includes:

-Online discussions hosted by working groups such as the 
Interoperability Forum <http://bit.ly/coar-interop-discussion>

-Published documents by COAR working groups, such as /The Case 
for Interoperability for Open Access Repositories/ 
<http://bit.ly/coarwg2>, a new Open Access briefing paper

-A global map 
<http://www.coar-repositories.org/member-and-partnership/> of 
COAR's members and partners

-Announcements of upcoming events

-Links to the COAR Facebook <http://on.fb.me/coar-members> page 
and Twitter <http://bit.ly/coar-twitter> presence

-RSS feeds to new content

Norbert Lossau, chairperson of COAR, comments "We are delighted 
to launch the new COAR website. We feel that the new 
infrastructure will be extremely valuable as COAR expands its 
membership and leaves us better prepared to meet future needs."

If you are interested in collaborating with COAR please contact 
the COAR Office at office@coar-repositories.org

About COAR
COAR, the Confederation of Open Access Repositories, is a young 
association of repository initiatives launched in October 2009, 
uniting over 60 members and partner organisations from 24 
countries from throughout Europe, Latin America, Asia, and North 
America. Its mission is to enhance greater visibility and 
application of research outputs through global networks of Open 
Access digital repositories. More information about COAR and its 
members and partners is available at the COAR web site 

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